Epics API

Every API call to epic must be authenticated.

If a user is not a member of a group and the group is private, a GET request on that group will result to a 404 status code.

If epics feature is not available a 403 status code will be returned.

Epic issues API

The epic issues API allows you to interact with issues associated with an epic.

Milestone dates integration

Introduced in GitLab 11.3.

Since start date and due date can be dynamically sourced from related issue milestones, when user has edit permission, additional fields will be shown. These include two boolean fields start_date_is_fixed and due_date_is_fixed, and four date fields start_date_fixed, start_date_from_milestones, due_date_fixed and due_date_from_milestones.

end_date has been deprecated in favor of due_date.

List epics for a group

Gets all epics of the requested group and its subgroups.

GET /groups/:id/epics
GET /groups/:id/epics?author_id=5
GET /groups/:id/epics?labels=bug,reproduced
GET /groups/:id/epics?state=opened
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
author_id integer no Return epics created by the given user id
labels string no Return epics matching a comma separated list of labels names. Label names from the epic group or a parent group can be used
order_by string no Return epics ordered by created_at or updated_at fields. Default is created_at
sort string no Return epics sorted in asc or desc order. Default is desc
search string no Search epics against their title and description
state string no Search epics against their state, possible filters: opened, closed and all, default: all
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics

Example response:

[
  {
  "id": 29,
  "iid": 4,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Accusamus iste et ullam ratione voluptatem omnis debitis dolor est.",
  "description": "Molestias dolorem eos vitae expedita impedit necessitatibus quo voluptatum.",
  "author": {
    "id": 10,
    "name": "Lu Mayer",
    "username": "kam",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/018729e129a6f31c80a6327a30196823?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3001/kam"
  },
  "start_date": null,
  "start_date_is_fixed": false,
  "start_date_fixed": null,
  "start_date_from_milestones": null,
  "end_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date_is_fixed": false,
  "due_date_fixed": null,
  "due_date_from_milestones": "2018-07-31",
  "created_at": "2018-07-17T13:36:22.770Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-07-18T12:22:05.239Z",
  "labels": []
  }
]

Single epic

Gets a single epic

GET /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic.
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5

Example response:

{
  "id": 30,
  "iid": 5,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Ea cupiditate dolores ut vero consequatur quasi veniam voluptatem et non.",
  "description": "Molestias dolorem eos vitae expedita impedit necessitatibus quo voluptatum.",
  "author":{
    "id": 7,
    "name": "Pamella Huel",
    "username": "arnita",
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a2f5c6fcef64c9c69cb8779cb292be1b?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "http://localhost:3001/arnita"
  },
  "start_date": null,
  "start_date_is_fixed": false,
  "start_date_fixed": null,
  "start_date_from_milestones": null,
  "end_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date_is_fixed": false,
  "due_date_fixed": null,
  "due_date_from_milestones": "2018-07-31",
  "created_at": "2018-07-17T13:36:22.770Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-07-18T12:22:05.239Z",
  "labels": []
}

New epic

Creates a new epic.

Note: Starting with GitLab 11.3, start_date and end_date should no longer be assigned directly, as they now represent composite values. You can configure it via the *_is_fixed and *_fixed fields instead.
POST /groups/:id/epics
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
title string yes The title of the epic
labels string no The comma separated list of labels
description string no The description of the epic
start_date_is_fixed boolean no Whether start date should be sourced from start_date_fixed or from milestones (since 11.3)
start_date_fixed string no The fixed start date of an epic (since 11.3)
due_date_is_fixed boolean no Whether due date should be sourced from due_date_fixed or from milestones (since 11.3)
due_date_fixed string no The fixed due date of an epic (since 11.3)
curl --header POST "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics?title=Epic&description=Epic%20description

Example response:

{
  "id": 33,
  "iid": 6,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "Epic",
  "description": "Epic description",
  "author": {
    "name" : "Alexandra Bashirian",
    "avatar_url" : null,
    "state" : "active",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/eileen.lowe",
    "id" : 18,
    "username" : "eileen.lowe"
  },
  "start_date": null,
  "start_date_is_fixed": false,
  "start_date_fixed": null,
  "start_date_from_milestones": null,
  "end_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date_is_fixed": false,
  "due_date_fixed": null,
  "due_date_from_milestones": "2018-07-31",
  "created_at": "2018-07-17T13:36:22.770Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-07-18T12:22:05.239Z",
  "labels": []
}

Update epic

Updates an epic.

Note: Starting with GitLab 11.3, start_date and end_date should no longer be assigned directly, as they now represent composite values. You can configure it via the *_is_fixed and *_fixed fields instead.
PUT /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic
title string no The title of an epic
description string no The description of an epic
labels string no The comma separated list of labels
start_date_is_fixed boolean no Whether start date should be sourced from start_date_fixed or from milestones (since 11.3)
start_date_fixed string no The fixed start date of an epic (since 11.3)
due_date_is_fixed boolean no Whether due date should be sourced from due_date_fixed or from milestones (since 11.3)
due_date_fixed string no The fixed due date of an epic (since 11.3)
state_event string no State event for an epic. Set close to close the epic and reopen to reopen it (since 11.4)
curl --header PUT "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5?title=New%20Title

Example response:

{
  "id": 33,
  "iid": 6,
  "group_id": 7,
  "title": "New Title",
  "description": "Epic description",
  "author": {
    "name" : "Alexandra Bashirian",
    "avatar_url" : null,
    "state" : "active",
    "web_url" : "https://gitlab.example.com/eileen.lowe",
    "id" : 18,
    "username" : "eileen.lowe"
  },
  "start_date": null,
  "start_date_is_fixed": false,
  "start_date_fixed": null,
  "start_date_from_milestones": null,
  "end_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date": "2018-07-31",
  "due_date_is_fixed": false,
  "due_date_fixed": null,
  "due_date_from_milestones": "2018-07-31",
  "created_at": "2018-07-17T13:36:22.770Z",
  "updated_at": "2018-07-18T12:22:05.239Z",
  "labels": []
}

Delete epic

Deletes an epic

DELETE /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer/string yes The internal ID of the epic.
curl --header DELETE "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5?title=New%20Title

Create a todo

Manually creates a todo for the current user on an epic. If there already exists a todo for the user on that epic, status code 304 is returned.

POST /groups/:id/epics/:epic_iid/todo
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the group owned by the authenticated user
epic_iid integer yes The internal ID of a group’s epic
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/groups/1/epics/5/todo

Example response:

{
  "id": 112,
  "group": {
    "id": 1,
    "name": "Gitlab",
    "path": "gitlab",
    "kind": "group",
    "full_path": "base/gitlab",
    "parent_id": null
  },
  "author": {
    "name": "Administrator",
    "username": "root",
    "id": 1,
    "state": "active",
    "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
    "web_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/root"
  },
  "action_name": "marked",
  "target_type": "epic",
  "target": {
    "id": 30,
    "iid": 5,
    "group_id": 1,
    "title": "Ea cupiditate dolores ut vero consequatur quasi veniam voluptatem et non.",
    "description": "Molestias dolorem eos vitae expedita impedit necessitatibus quo voluptatum.",
    "author":{
      "id": 7,
      "name": "Pamella Huel",
      "username": "arnita",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a2f5c6fcef64c9c69cb8779cb292be1b?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://localhost:3001/arnita"
    },
    "start_date": null,
    "end_date": null,
    "created_at": "2018-01-21T06:21:13.165Z",
    "updated_at": "2018-01-22T12:41:41.166Z"
  },
  "target_url": "https://gitlab.example.com/groups/epics/5",
  "body": "Vel voluptas atque dicta mollitia adipisci qui at.",
  "state": "pending",
  "created_at": "2016-07-01T11:09:13.992Z"
}